A year has just gone by and we are all the richer for it!
We started the year with a New Year Gala with a DJ, bubbly and a cake; and
ended the year with a hugely successful Fund Raiser for the Butte County fire
MendoViné participated in the Whale & Jazz Festival by inviting a number of
musicians with the help of Fred Adler. We have hosted music events by Harrison
Goldberg, Tim Mueller, Chris Doering, James Hayes, Katrina Coffman, Jim &
Sharon Lieberman, Barbara Johannes, Scott and Demetra Markis. The highlight of
the year was a Bharatanatyam dance performance by Anita Ranjani!
We initiated a MendoViné talk series by Pazzo Marco and Paul on cheeses, David
Belk on Plastics, and Shabbir Latif on Emotional Intelligence.
We have continued our Monthly International Theme Dinners including Jamaican,
Irish, Turkish, Asian Fusion, Moroccan, German and Indian cuisines with Shirley
Rainieris able assistance. We have also introduced a Sunday Brunch which has
been popular.
We are mostly proud of using MendoViné as a Fund Raising Venue. We were able
to raise $3000 for the Butte County Fire Relief Fund to which MendoViné
contributed an additional $1000 to donate $4000. In addition, we contributed a
portion of the money raised by Anita’s Dance to the Charity of her choice.
We have found that such events foster community bonding and awareness and
we are pleased to be a part of it.
MendoViné was started with an initial concept of creating a place for the
community to get together and enjoy some wine and small bites. We are actively
pursuing our goals: to enrich, engage and entertain our community.
We thank you all for your support.

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